A retrospective study to detect specific Y chromosome microdeletions and to evaluate sperm ultrastructural characteristics in infertile men was set up. We selected 219 infertile men referred to Regional Referral Center for Male Infertility, Siena, Italy for semen analysis from January 1999 to April 2004. Family history, lymphocyte karyotype determination, Y microdeletion screening, physical examination, hormonal assays, semen analysis were carried out. Sperm concentration and progressive motility, ultrastructural analysis of sperm organelles, PCR amplification of sequence tagged sites for Y microdeletion screening were performed. Different Y-chromosome deletions were found, mainly in the AZFb and AZFc regions. Severe alterations of sperm ultrastructure, affecting whole sperm population, were detected in carriers of Y-deletions. Our data confirms the highest frequency of Y deletions in azoospermic patients. In all other patients with Y microdeletions, sperm ultrastructural defects affected the whole sperm population and were mainly related to apoptosis or immaturity.

Collodel, G., Moretti, E., Capitani, S., Estenoz, M., Manca, D., Piomboni, P., et al. (2006). Ultrastructural sperm study in infertile males with microdeletions of Y chromosome. JOURNAL OF SUBMICROSCOPIC CYTOLOGY AND PATHOLOGY, 38(1), 45-50.

Ultrastructural sperm study in infertile males with microdeletions of Y chromosome

COLLODEL, G.;MORETTI, E.;CAPITANI, S.;MANCA, D.;PIOMBONI, P.;BACCETTI, B.
2006

Abstract

A retrospective study to detect specific Y chromosome microdeletions and to evaluate sperm ultrastructural characteristics in infertile men was set up. We selected 219 infertile men referred to Regional Referral Center for Male Infertility, Siena, Italy for semen analysis from January 1999 to April 2004. Family history, lymphocyte karyotype determination, Y microdeletion screening, physical examination, hormonal assays, semen analysis were carried out. Sperm concentration and progressive motility, ultrastructural analysis of sperm organelles, PCR amplification of sequence tagged sites for Y microdeletion screening were performed. Different Y-chromosome deletions were found, mainly in the AZFb and AZFc regions. Severe alterations of sperm ultrastructure, affecting whole sperm population, were detected in carriers of Y-deletions. Our data confirms the highest frequency of Y deletions in azoospermic patients. In all other patients with Y microdeletions, sperm ultrastructural defects affected the whole sperm population and were mainly related to apoptosis or immaturity.
Collodel, G., Moretti, E., Capitani, S., Estenoz, M., Manca, D., Piomboni, P., et al. (2006). Ultrastructural sperm study in infertile males with microdeletions of Y chromosome. JOURNAL OF SUBMICROSCOPIC CYTOLOGY AND PATHOLOGY, 38(1), 45-50.
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